Ellen DeGeneres was slammed in a recent op-ed in The Christian Post for her 'gay agenda,' and she lashed back at the pastor who wrote the piece--along with the publication that published it--with love.
DeGeneres took aim at Tennessee Pastor Larry Tomczak on her talk show this week.
"I don't usually read anything about myself. I don't look at the tabloids or the internet unless it's about me being pregnant, then how else would I know...but I heard there was an article written about me and I'd like to address it right now," she began.
"It's a pastor who wrote an article for The Christian Post where he accuses Hollywood of having a gay agenda and said that 'Ellen DeGeneres celebrates her lesbianism and 'marriage' in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls," Ellen continued.
Ellen responds to anti-gay pastor's claims that she is using Taylor Swift to "attract young girls" http://t.co/FjDeFFHvC7
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She then addressed the pastor directly--with humor, of course.
"Larry, I don't even know what it means to celebrate my lesbianism, I mean, I guess I do, it's like that," she said as she pulled a party popper from her pocket, releasing it and pronouncing, "Larry is watching a lot of gay TV."
Ellen DeGeneres was serious, however, as she continued, explaining that she has no agenda.
"The only way I'm trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another," she said. "That is the message I'm sending out."
That, as anyone who has ever watched Ellen DeGeneres's talk show, knows full well is the only message--or agenda--she has ever had.
"I don't have an agenda. I'm not here to brainwash anyone," she reiterated. But then she then held up a spinning vortex, and started trying to 'brainwash' her audience.
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"Attention youth of the world: I want you to live your lives being exactly who you are," DeGeneres said. "Be true to yourself--the most important thing is to be true to yourself. The second most important thing is that you wear Ellen underwear and only Ellen underwear."
What's your take on the op-ed in The Christian Post and Ellen DeGeneres's way of lashing back with love? Someone with an agenda would likely have cited laws and incited even more hate.